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magic realism

noun
1.
a style of painting and literature in which fantastic or imaginary and often unsettling images or events are depicted in a sharply detailed, realistic manner.
Also, magical realism.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
Related forms
magic realist, noun
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  • Nineteen surreal tales combining elements of fantasy, magic realism, and science fiction.
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British Dictionary definitions for magic realism

magic realism

noun
1.
a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way
Derived Forms
magic realist, magical realist, noun
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